Politics

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

In an age where individuals are increasingly falling for socialist nostrums, Thomas Merton provides timeless lessons about why people choose bankrupt ideologies such as communism.   

Is Gender Equality a Self-defeating Goal?

Is Gender Equality a Self-defeating Goal?

Gender equality aims at a self-sufficiency of sameness even in marriage and family life. How many people really prefer that?

Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans Most

Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans Most

Mass immigration, legal and illegal, disproportionately hurts black Americans because they are the ones most likely to compete directly with immigrants for work.

The Myth Making of Antifa Intellectuals

The Myth Making of Antifa Intellectuals

They claim they've merely inherited a tradition from the 1930s Left. Here's why that's wrong.

The Creepy Normalization of Bulverism

The Creepy Normalization of Bulverism

What is Bulverism and why has it become so prevalent?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Advice for a World Plagued by Chaos and Victimhood

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Advice for a World Plagued by Chaos and Victimhood

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago offers some poignant advice for dealing with the friction in today's society.

Do Public High Schools Really Unify Society?

Do Public High Schools Really Unify Society?

If someone told you that public high schools have taken people with political and social power and brought them together, to the exclusion of other people, would you celebrate those schools? Probably not.

Why Speaking Like Pepé Le Pew May Soon Be a Crime in France

Why Speaking Like Pepé Le Pew May Soon Be a Crime in France

The idea that making fun of accents is a kind of hate speech might sound absurd to many Americans, but it fits into Europe’s approach to free speech in recent years.

Government Economists Offer Window Into What a Socialist US Economy Would Look Like

Government Economists Offer Window Into What a Socialist US Economy Would Look Like

With the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse. But are its prospects as rosy as they appear?

Parents, If We’re Going to Have Smart Government—Teach Your Kids Civics

Parents, If We’re Going to Have Smart Government—Teach Your Kids Civics

Our students are ill-prepared to become voting adults, but the blame shouldn’t be placed squarely on our schools.

Subprime Loans Are Back, Proving We Have Learned Nothing from 2008

Subprime Loans Are Back, Proving We Have Learned Nothing from 2008

For as often as the phrase “history repeats itself” is used, it’s shocking how rare it is for mankind to actually learn from its mistakes.

The American Descent Into Uncivil War

The American Descent Into Uncivil War

Civil wars happen when there is a profound philosophical incompatibility inside a nation.

No Mas: Enforce the Law, Protect Our Borders

No Mas: Enforce the Law, Protect Our Borders

A country that can’t control its borders is by definition no longer a country.

Women in Combat? Secretary Mattis Steps Into a Minefield

Women in Combat? Secretary Mattis Steps Into a Minefield

It's hard to convince people that the military is not a vehicle for social change.

Why Cultural Marxism Seeks to Control Culture

Why Cultural Marxism Seeks to Control Culture

Before socialism can succeed, the existing culture must change.

Fabricating Hate Crimes Is a Byproduct of Victimhood Ideology on College Campuses

Fabricating Hate Crimes Is a Byproduct of Victimhood Ideology on College Campuses

If we want fewer hate crime hoaxes on campus, perhaps we need to change what is openly valued in academia, to focus on achievement rather than knapsacks of privilege and ladders of oppression.

Want Low Income Taxes? Don't Live in This State.

Want Low Income Taxes? Don't Live in This State.

What happens when your state government gets so big, it tops the charts in terms of individual tax burden?

Academics Claim Their Non-PC Transgender Research is Being Censored

Academics Claim Their Non-PC Transgender Research is Being Censored

“Freedom of the intellect means the freedom to report what one has seen, heard, and felt, and not to be obliged to fabricate imaginary facts and feelings.” - George Orwell

Killing the Electoral College Would Alienate Half the Country

Killing the Electoral College Would Alienate Half the Country

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College.

A Morning with Big Brother

A Morning with Big Brother

We got rid of the television years ago.  But a day in an airport brought me face to face with its omin-presence.  

A Question for Harvard:  Who Actually Wins from Racial Preferences?

A Question for Harvard: Who Actually Wins from Racial Preferences?

Asian American students are suing Harvard for racial discrimination. Harvard says it wants its students to reflect America's diversity.

 

Why the Soviets Would Have Sent Kanye West to a Mental Hospital

Why the Soviets Would Have Sent Kanye West to a Mental Hospital

Should we associate political disagreements with mental illness with such a dark history behind that practice?

The Backlash Against Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Has Chilling Echoes to the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany

The Backlash Against Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Has Chilling Echoes to the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play folk hero John Henry in an upcoming Netflix movie... but now his blackness is being called into question.

A Third of Millennials Identify as Democratic Socialists: Why I am Not Surprised

A Third of Millennials Identify as Democratic Socialists: Why I am Not Surprised

A recent survey shows that a third of Millenials identify as "Democratic Socialists".  Given their financial straits, I am not surprised.  

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is a bed rock principle of Western Civilization.  Protecting individuals from angry mobs remains a basic task of our judicial system.

The PC Crowd Goes After the Honored Dead

The PC Crowd Goes After the Honored Dead

A young group of students wants to nix remembering victims of past wars because such activities glorify warfare.

When Feminism Turns on Women

When Feminism Turns on Women

Today’s feminism divides the world into “good” women and “bad” women.

How the Heir of the White Nationalist Movement Learned to Let Go of Hatred

How the Heir of the White Nationalist Movement Learned to Let Go of Hatred

How does a bright young man, raised in an environment of hate, learn to let go and open his mind to the real world?

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